Absa Premiership

Africa holds no fear for Sandilands

2016-06-22 11:18
Wayne Sandilands (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands says he enjoyed the hostile conditions in Algeria during Saturday's 2-0 CAF Champions League win over ES Setif.

The Brazilians made use of the few chances that came their way in North Africa and secured victory thanks to wonderful goals from Tiyani Mabunda and Khama Billiat.

The end of the game was delayed by nearly 10 minutes while the match officials and players waited for the fans to calm down, in order to prevent a volatile or even possibly violent situation.

Sandilands, who was superb on goal for Sundowns, says he enjoyed the challenge.

"It is always nice, it is a different type of crowd than you get back home," the 32-year-old told African Football.

"It is that really aggressive crowd that really gets behind their team, so it is always beautiful as a player to experience such things.

"Obviously the scenes weren't beautiful, but they are passionate fans so it was a nice environment to play in, it is just not nice how it ended."

Sundowns' second match in Group B is against Nigerian giants Enyimba next week Wednesday at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville.

"We are not getting carried away, let's enjoy it, but I think it is time now to start turning our attention to Enyimba who are coming off a loss at home," added Sandilands.

"We have to make sure we do our job in the game next Wednesday."

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